Materials & Chemicals Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

Materials and Chemicals is an interdisciplinary heavy industry sector. Materials industry applies the properties of matter to various areas of science and engineering. It incorporates elements of applied physics and chemistry. Significant attention in the Materials field is currently focused on nanoscience and nanotechnology. Chemicals are a broad chemical category including polymers, bulk petrochemicals and intermediates, other derivatives and basic industrials, and more.

The materials industry and market includes building and construction materials used worldwide for the fabrication of structures, earth supports, embankments, and completion of excavations. Heavy industry materials for construction are diverse and range from readily available non-supply chain materials such as brush and mud to commodity supply materials procured for projects like construction aggregates, composite wood products, plastics (PVC), resins, synthetic textiles and fibers (fiberglass), composite cements, other plastics and polymer composites, concrete, and various metals. Heavy industry metal materials include iron, various grades of steel, specialty alloys, titanium, copper, and even gold, silver, chrome and platinum. Glass, ceramic materials and foam are also subsets of heavy industrial materials required for construction. Finished materials for construction projects can included coated glass, architectural glass, other finished specialty glass projects, cast and molded steel (re-bar and beams), pipe sections, blocks, bricks, tiles, flooring, drywall panels, piles, poles, pillars, and wires.

Radical materials advances can drive the creation of new products and new industries. Industrial applications of materials science include materials design, cost-benefit tradeoffs in industrial production of materials, processing techniques (casting, rolling, welding, ion implantation, crystal growth, thin-film deposition, sintering, glassblowing, etc.), and techniques such as electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, nuclear microscopy (HEFIB), backscattering, neutron diffraction, etc.

The chemical industry comprises the companies that produce industrial chemicals. The chemical industries convert raw materials oil-- metals, air, water, natural gas and minerals-- into products. Products include chemicals to make plastic for computers, paint for cars, and medicines. Chemical engineers start with cheap, raw, natural materials, such as petrochemicals, seawater, and minerals.

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Materials & Chemicals Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Bathroom Countertops

    ... and oth cast polymers tile other materials, including porcelain slab and sintered stone, metal, wood, concrete, recycled materials, glass, and cork Historical data (2011, 2016, and 2021) and forecasts for 2026 and 2031 are presented ... Read More

  • Solid Surface & Cast Polymer Countertops

    ... and 2021) and forecasts for 2026 and 2031 are presented for solid surface and cast polymer countertop demand in current US dollars (including inflation) and in square feet. This report is part of a series ... Read More

  • Global Foamed Plastic Insulation

    ... 2025. This report covers foamed plastic insulation demand by market and product type. Data are given in dollar value. and volume (metric tons and square meters of R-1 value). Foamed plastic insulation markets covered in ... Read More

  • Laminate Countertops

    ... are presented for laminate countertop demand in current US dollars (including inflation) and in square feet. This report is part of a series of studies available on the countertops market and is targeted at customers ... Read More

  • Natural Stone Countertops

    ... and forecasts for 2026 and 2031 are presented for natural stone countertop demand in current US dollars (including inflation) and in square feet. This report is part of a series of studies available on the ... Read More

  • Commercial Countertops

    ... bathrooms, other areas). Surface materials include: laminate natural stone, such as granite and marble engineered stone solid surface and other cast polymers tile other materials, including porcelain slab and sintered stone, metal, wood, concrete, recycled ... Read More

  • Tile Countertops

    ... and 2021) and forecasts for 2026 and 2031 are presented for tile countertop demand in current US dollars (including inflation) and in square feet. This report is part of a series of studies available on ... Read More

  • China Scrap Metals Directory 2022

    China Scrap Metals Directory 2022 This Directory provides the reader with unrivalled coverage of the China Scrap metal market, the companies that operate within it and the products and services they provide. Read More

  • Wood Preservatives Markets in China

    ... economy maintains a high speed growth which has been stimulated by the consecutive increases of industrial output, import & export, consumer consumption and capital investment for over two decades. This new study examines China's economic ... Read More

  • Pulp and Paper Chemicals Markets in China

    ... to grow. The Chinese economy maintains a high speed growth which has been stimulated by the consecutive increases of industrial output, import & export, consumer consumption and capital investment for over two decades. This new ... Read More

  • Water Treatment Chemicals Industry Forecasts - China Focus

    ... expansions of the manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies in ... Read More

  • Container Coating Industry Forecasts - China Focus

    ... the manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies in the world, ... Read More

  • Paint Thinner Industry Forecasts - China Focus

    ... the manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies in the world, ... Read More

  • Water Treatment Chemicals Companies in China

    ... dramatic expansions of the manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies ... Read More

  • Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Companies in China

    ... a fast pace. The dramatic expansions of the manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. ... Read More

  • Gasoline Additives Industry Forecasts - China Focus

    ... the manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies in the world, ... Read More

  • Silicone Coatings Industry Forecasts - China Focus

    ... the manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies in the world, ... Read More

  • Polybutadiene Rubber Industry Forecasts - China Focus

    ... the manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies in the world, ... Read More

  • Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Industry Forecasts - China Focus

    ... The dramatic expansions of the manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other ... Read More

  • Pulp and Paper Chemicals Companies in China

    ... pace. The dramatic expansions of the manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing ... Read More

  • Polyurethane Coating Companies in China

    ... of the manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies in the ... Read More

  • Natural Rubber Companies in China

    ... of the manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies in the ... Read More

  • Polyurethane Rubber Companies in China

    ... manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies in the world, China ... Read More

  • Lubricating Oil Companies in China

    ... of the manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies in the ... Read More

  • Ethylene Propylene Copolymer or Rubber (EPR) Companies in China

    ... growing at a fast pace. The dramatic expansions of the manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and ... Read More

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